Plan Your Path to Digital Transformation: Cloud Only or Hybrid Cloud?
What it means in practice is greater flexibility in how and where you work. This is all made possible through ‘the Cloud’ – an online network where you can connect to your business’ computing power, data, and applications through the Internet.
When this technology is completely embraced it means doing away with the need for a cumbersome on-site data centre and network cables trailing across your office from printers and workstations.
The growing popularity of Cloud technology means that most of us today already use the Cloud to some extent. Maybe you use Microsoft Office 365 or perhaps you have a Cloud backup service for your vital data.
By taking advantage of Cloud technology, forward-thinking businesses are stealing a competitive edge. The Cloud provides them with an IT infrastructure that comes with fewer costs and hassles. The ‘Cloud Only’ approach - that is, having all of your computing power, data, and applications on the Cloud – works well for many businesses, especially those starting up with a clean slate. However it isn’t the right fit for everyone. This is where the ‘Hybrid Cloud’ comes in.
The Hybrid approach doesn’t mean ditching or disrupting all of your existing IT infrastructure. It is instead about seeing what aspects of your business could work best with the Cloud and beginning this transition bit by bit. For example, this could be as simple as shifting your business’ email to the Cloud, while the rest of applications remain tied to your existing on-site IT infrastructure.
A recent survey by Microsoft revealed that 80% of enterprise decision makers see themselves operating in a ‘Hybrid’ environment for years to come, getting the best out of an IT infrastructure that is part on-site and part in the Cloud.
Here at Ziptech, we can help you develop the right path to the digital transformation of your business by taking advantage of what the Cloud has to offer. Here are some of the ways we can help accelerate business growth and increase performance:
With careful planning, a good Cloud strategy – whether Cloud Only or Hybrid - will help you deliver more for less across your entire business.
To find out how you can get more out of Cloud technology, simply fill in the form below or give us a call on 0845 123 3942.
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